Newcastle United cannot take a gamble on a player like Jack Wilshere, former Premier League striker Dean Windass has warned.
While there is nothing currently to suggest that the Tyneside club will move for the 29-year-old this summer, he could quickly become an appealing option.
Wilshere is, of course, an experienced Premier League player who would be available for free following his release from Bournemouth, while some reports earlier claimed Steve Bruce would not have that much money to play with this transfer window.
Should Newcastle sign Wilshere?
Taking that into account, Wilshere is arguably an attractive proposition, with some Newcastle fans calling for his signing only last year.
That is not a sentiment that Windass shares, however. He told TT in an exclusive interview:
“Couldn’t take a gamble on that, you just couldn’t take a gamble. Listen, I’m not saying Jack’s… you know, he’s a great footballer, but I just can’t see Steve playing that sort of player.
“You’ve got to be very fit now to play in the Premier League and I don’t think Jack’s Newcastle’s sort of type.”
As far as midfielders go, it is another man with Arsenal connections that Bruce will surely be focusing on.
Joe Willock has already proven himself in a Newcastle shirt, bagging an impressive eight goals in 14 appearances last season.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience